Second XI with Peter Miller and Tim Wigmore; Associate and Affiliate Cricket Podcast
Russell Degnan

We begin the new year with previews of some significant tournaments. Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) joins Russell Degnan (@idlesummers) to run the rule over each team in WCL2 (0:15) and make predictions we'll come to regret. The Asian T20 Cup is also starting soon, with a smaller tournament, but as important as ever (10:15). There are also matches for the EAP team in the Australian Country Championships (12:45), and a tri-series in the UAE for the world cup qualifiers (except the UAE) (14:00). Russell than interviews the authors of a relative rarity: a book about associate cricket. Peter Miller (@thecricketgeek) and Tim Wigmore (@timwig_cricket) discuss their book Second XI: Cricket in its Outposts, how it came about, what it contains, and the challenges and opportunities in writing professionally about associate cricket. (15:30). There is news from the ICC with particular relevance to the USA, and from Nepal (38:40)

Second XI is released on January 19th. Other authors include Gideon Haigh, Sahil Dutta and Tim Brooks. Pre-orders are available. There will be a launch party at The Fentiman Arms in Oval on February 5 (@7pm to 9:30ish) where the authors will sheepishly sign copies.

Direct Download Running Time 44min. Music from Martin Solveig, "Big in Japan"

The associate and affiliate cricket podcast is an attempt to expand coverage of associate tournaments by obtaining local knowledge of the relevant nations. If you have or intend to go to a tournament at associate level - men's women's, ICC, unaffiliated - then please get in touch in the comments or by email.

Idle Summers 16th January, 2015 06:36:09   [#] 

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